Last fall I attended a quilting get away in Kennebunkport, ME. I brought lots of Kaffe Fassett fabric scraps and some Mistyfuse – white and Ultraviolet. I also packed my BoNash Amazing Pressing Sheet. These are three of my favorite quilting supplies.
I started by applying the Mistyfuse to the fabric scraps with the use of my Amazing Pressing Sheet and the heat of an iron.
The next step was to trace my moose outline to the background fabric.
The fun begins! Free hand cut shapes to fill in the moose. I decided to use hot colors and cool colors to differentiate the front of the antlers from the back.
I ironed on each antler after I was happy with the fabric choices. Then I proceeded to collage the face and then the body.
Next I layered the backing, two layers of batting (cotton request and then wool on top) and then the top. I secured it with a few safety pins and raw edge appliqued the pieces down with a purple thread. I like the dark color thread.
More fun continues when I put white thread in my HandiQuilter and a pre-wound white Fil-tec size M bobbin. I didn’t plan any stitches. I wanted to sew lots of different “doodles” in the background. I like how the shiney thread catches the light. Although this is background stitching, I didn’t want the background to disappear. Hidden in the stitching are some moose tracks wandering through the quilt.
I self faced this quilt because I didn’t want a frame around it.
I have already done this pattern using very different fabrics. It’s fun and easy. I like my playful quilt so much that I made greeting cards for friends and family this past holiday season.
I’ve also added a workshop on how to collage quilt. My website will be updated and I am taking bookings for workshops starting in April.